Though the housing boom of the last decade has been a great thing for many people， it has undoubtedly had a negative effect on the way we look at our homes and more specifically， the way we decorate them.
The problems started when we started viewing our houses as investments and ways to make a quick buck rather than homes. Every time a decorating decision needed to be made， rather than asking ourselves “What do I like？” we would instead ask “Would a potential buyer be put off by these vertical blinds？” And whilst this is an entirely excusable and sensible thing to dobaby pillow， it is slowly but surely into one big bland pile of white walls and wooden floors.meaningful gifts for mom
If you’ve bought a house recently you will know what I mean when I say there is literally no point in setting up viewings anymore- you’d be just as well closing your eyes and sticking a pin anywhere in a property magazine and letting fate decide- I assure you that it won’t make a single bit of difference as everywhere looks the same!
House viewing used to be fun， everyone likes to snoop and see how weird other people are living. House hunting now is like a scene from George Orwell’s 1984- an emotion free， white-washed experience!
Come on people!!!
If you have some decorating to do over the Bank Holiday you can be amongst the first to put a stop to this worrying trend. Don’t be scared， decorate your home the way YOU like it! After all， you did pay thousands upon thousands of pounds to for it!
You spend most of your waking hours in your home， and it is a fact that your immediate surroundings have a massive impact on your mood and how you view the world so make sure that your home has a mood that reflects the way you want to feel.
If you like purple walls matched with green couches and pineapple print ready made curtains- I have to say you’re completely insane and hugely lacking in any earthly tastes- but for Pete’s sake do it- it’s YOUR HOUSE!
Nothing is irreversible and yes， to sell your home you will need to make sure it appeals to as many people as possible but， and it’s a big but， you can’t live in the future， you must live for now. Cross the “how do I sell my house” bridge when you come to it- I’ve written tons of articles on the subject to show you how- but until then， there’s nothing wrong with getting comfortable in your own house- if not there then where？
Today is the day， I’m calling an amnesty on white and magnolia paint. Today is the day we bring back what makes Britain great- it’s individuals， its freaks and geeks- the people who dare to be different- the people who dare to live their lives the way they want to live them. Will you be one of them？
More holiday ideas coming at my Creative Girls Holiday Soiree! Today’s creative girl is Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous?and she’s sharing how you can make the cutest DIY Christmas Shirt for yourself or your kiddos! I’m dying over the skirt too! Look at those little poms! So many great ideas like these Candy Cane Crafts! See more Holiday Soiree Creative Ideas here.?
Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time.Good bed linen provides you with restful sleep. Great bed linen does this and also defines your room décor and uplifts its vibe. When you buy bed linen online, there are a lot of important factors to consider such as – size, material, budget and the care required for it.
If you love Anthropologie and you love sewing you will love this tutorial by Megan from DIY Maternity. Megan has come up with a plethora of ideas for sewing up your own maternity wear. She has told us about some of her favorite Fall/Winter posts such as How to Make a Wrap Cardigan, Maternity Maxi Skirt, and even her Fall/Winter Sewing list, where she assembles weekly outfits and provides you with 13 do-it-yourself sewing pieces. For all of you with your little bun in the oven, make sure to check out the Maternity Calendar Shirt post to start the big countdown. Now, let’s get to sewing. Megan will tell you all about how to make this adorable top after the jump…